Isla Del Sol - 04/16/2011

Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011
Isla Del Sol, Gran Corona 5.0" x 44.   Nice little sweetened after dinner cigar.

Paired with 2009 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.

66 degrees in Sacramento.

Perdomo Habano Corojo - 04/16/2010

Perdomo  Habano Corojo Robusto, 5x52.  Nice lighter spice and smooth flavor.  Nice cigar.

Paired with 2007 Chasseeur Blank, 2008 Kanzler Sonoma Coast, and 2009 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir(s).  Three fantastic Pinots.

71 degrees in Sacramento.

Diesel - 04/15/2011

Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011
Diesel, torpedo, 5x56.  Spicy, peppery off the light.  Maintains a wonderful spicy flavor throughout a smooth burn.  This is a fantastic cigar.

Paired with 2006 Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos.  This is a sweet wine that has nice acidity. Very flavorful.

69 degrees on a warm evening.

Fumas - 04/10/2011

Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2011

Fumas, Torpedo 6.1" x 52.  Very soft lightly packed cigar, medium flavor. Slightly sweet, average tobacco flavor.  Nothing special.

Paired with Effen Vodka and Moutain Dew.  After a dinner of large scallops sauteed with leeks and Capay Valley Sparkling Viognier (a fantastic inexpensive champagne grown and bottled just up I-505 from me).

61 degrees on a cool evening.

Tatiana Mocha - 04/10/2011


Tatiana Mocha, Caramely, 6x50. Fudge aroma, mild, nearly non-existent but chocolate and espresso taste. Great breakfast cigar however.

Paired with Meyer Lemon pancakes and Eight O'Clock Bokar blend coffee.  This is an excellent soft tasty inexpensive coffee!

59 degrees and warming.

5 Vegas Classic - 04/09/2011

Posted: Saturday, April 9, 2011
5 Vegas Classic, double corona 6x48. Mild but flavorful leather and herbal hints. Creamy throughout, nice grassiness. Good cigar.

Paired with 2004 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino.  A great vintage.

66 degrees on a mild afternoon.